Fernwood Copse, Honiton, Devon. 2.79 acres of mature mixed woodland for £26,000 (freehold) [#A913]
A private and diverse woodland with good access at the head of a small valley in South Devon.
OS Landranger map: Sheets 192 or 193
National Grid Ref:
- Access Point (A): ST 196 005.
- Centre of wood: ST 192 009.
Nearest postcode: EX14 9SG.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Fernwood Copse is situated in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in southeast Devon. Honiton is about 2 miles to the west, from where the A30 gives good access up country or west to Exeter (some 25 minutes away). A number of Devon’s famed coastal resort villages like Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are a short drive to the south.
Fernwood occupies northeast-facing ground at the end of a well-found private stone track near the head of a small un-roaded valley. Apart from the occasional train or tractor the sounds of modern life are blissfully absent here.
There is a good deal of diversity in this property which belies its modest size. Sentinel Norway spruce of good form near the heart of the wood are variously surrounded by mature and maturing hardwoods including ash, oak and beech plus a few alder, willow and birch. Beneath this is a robust understorey of emerging saplings plus a variety of shrubs, with holly, elder and hazel particularly in evidence. The verdant picture is completed with a rich ground flora including wood sorrel, bramble and an abundance of ferns.
Wildlife appreciates the privacy of this wood – we spotted a number of roe deer on our visit, plus plenty of evidence of badger activity. The varied canopy above echoes with songsters in springtime and the more mature stems may well harbour bat roosts.
Access is good with a hard stone track (navigable by cars with reasonable clearance) the final length of which is scheduled for upgrade prior to completion of a sale. This leads to a small area of hard-standing within the northeast corner of the wood. Add in the circular private footpath and you really have the perfect woodland hideaway.
If It Were Mine
The mature Norway spruce will yield some lovely saw-logs, whilst the few that have fallen will keep the log stack topped up. The paths would benefit from regular tidying and I‘d be tempted to make a small clearing with a lovely outlook on the upper mid side for camping and BBQs.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- Head east out of Honiton on the A35 for a little over a mile until you see a garage on your right.
- Take the second left turn after the garage (about 650 metres) onto a minor county road.
- The woodland entrance A (on the plan) is found on the left after 300 metres, where the road bends sharply right.
- PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE INTO THE WOODLAND, but park in the layby on the right 70m before the woodland entrance (H).
- Walk down the main hard track from A for about 800 metres to its end where it is marked by white-topped posts to either side (C).
- Fernwood Copse is on your left after this point.
- The north boundary (CG) is a derelict fence between the track and the gully to the north.
- The east boundary (CDE) is marked by white-topped posts.
- The south boundary (EF) is the field-edge stock fence.
- The west boundary (FG) is an old earth bund marked by blue-topped posts.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
The mineral rights are reserved to a previous owner with rights to compensation in the event that they are ever exercised.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of access to the property for all purposes over the route ABC and pedestrian access over the route CD.
- Maintenance of shared tracks is according to use.
- There are no public rights of way within the property.
There are no known fencing obligations.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sale price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.